Fashion Over 40 | Daily Mom Style 07.24.13
I love this outfit. The lace trim elevates a plain black tank to a cute top, and the cut-offs are casual and comfy. You can’t see them, but I’m wearing really cute earrings, and I threw on my watch and a silver bracelet. My Orthaheels have become my go-to sandals when I know I’m going to be doing some walking and I want to be comfortable.
I threw on this casual striped elastic-waist dress for a neighborhood party last weekend, and I wore it again one day when I was hosting a ladies’ gathering at my house. I picked it up at the Banana Republic Factory Outlet a few weeks ago. Earrings and necklace are Stella & Dot. I thought the yellow bracelet was a fun pop of color against the navy-and-white.
I tried the maxi-skirt/chambray shirt combo again — this time with wedge sandals and a bright orange tank top. I didn’t actually wear this anywhere. It was my first attempt at putting together an outfit inspired by the new Simply Orange juice blends, but I decided to go for a lighter look for that post.
Still, I thought it was worth showing since so many of you had opinions about my attempt at the maxi skirt/chambray combo in last week’s Daily Mom Style post. I like it much better than last week’s version, but it’s still awfully heavy for the middle of summer (which is why I didn’t wear it anywhere — that, and I can NOT walk in those sandals! LOL)
I wore this for a date night with Paul on Friday night. I’m loving this new white eyelet top from Banana Republic. I paired it with my favorite bootcut jeans and my comfiest wedge sandals. I knew I wouldn’t be doing a lot of walking (dinner and a play) so I figured my feet wouldn’t rebel too much. White and denim is pretty plain so I knew I needed some statement jewelry to jazz it up. I decided to go with my new blue and gold necklace from J.Crew Factory and an enamel bracelet in coordinating shades that I picked up on clearance at Nordstrom last winter.
Next up, a casual Saturday outfit. I love these mint-colored shorts, but they’re going in the Goodwill bin. I caught a glimpse of my rear view when I was working on my hair, and I was aghast. They are baggy and draggy. I asked my husband for a second opinion, and he readily agreed. (He usually doesn’t have strong opinions about what I wear so I knew they were destined for resale.) I’m bummed. I like them so much from the front.
I changed into jean shorts as soon as I made this startling discovery. I have a sad, sad feeling that my coral shorts and my new pink printed shorts are going to end up in the same place. For some reason, I’ve never had any luck with pants that aren’t denim. I had sorta forgotten this; I guess that’s why I only had denim bottoms in my closet for so many years!
I wore this outfit to church on Sunday. I picked up this top at Banana Republic last week along with the white one above on a 40% off promo! I think I’d prefer this outfit with heels, but I was trying to be kind to my feet.
Yes, I’m rather fond of my new Tory Burch sandals, how could you tell? I know that’s quite a price tag, but they were a gift! And I’m doing my best to get my mom’s money’s worth out of them by wearing them every chance I get.
For those following my foot health saga, these are actually quite comfortable to my finicky feet in spite of their flat footbed. They stay on without having to grip with my toes, and I have plenty of room to spread out so I’m a happy camper!
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